Syria's President Bashar al-Assad delivers a speech to the Arab members of parliament in Damascus November 9, 2008. Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al Assad condemned Friday's attacks in Paris and said that such acts of terror were similar to what his people had faced in years of violent civil war.

"What France suffered from savage terror is what the Syrian people have been enduring for over five years," the Syrian President was quoted as saying on state media and Lebanese TV station al Mayadeen.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi)